Tor Upson

Tor Upson - Designer

Birmingham, UK

I am a freelance Designer and Illustrator with a passion for storytelling and a background of working with a variety of high profile clients

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I am a professional, freelance Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Writer. With over seven years experience in the Creative Industry I have honed skills as a flexible and all-round Creative.

Set design/dressing and storyboarding clients include Curry’s, Homebase, Panasonic, Fujifilm and Epoch. As an Artist I have completed long term projects for Damien Hirst, the West Midlands Safari Park, Warwick Castle and the National Trust. I have experience writing and Illustrating Children’s Books and covers as well as designing costumes, apparel, logos and much more. A versatile artist who can work in a vast array of media including digital for drawing and animation I would be delighted to have the opportunity to work with you to bring your project to life.

Children's - Non-fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Picture Books


  • First Class Degree. Illustration Ba Hons.
  • Diploma Distinction. Art and Design


  • Illustration Awards 2014 first prize.
  • Graduate Talent award 2014 Design Juice
  • Illustration Awards featured Artist 2013
  • ‘Up and coming Illustrator’ award 2013

Work experience

Production Assistant

September, 2018 – November, 2018 (2 months)

Creative team brining to life Halloween. Responsible for props, painting, costume and much more.

Contracted Artist

January, 2018 – February, 2019 (about 1 year)

All round Painter, Designer and Illustrator for new rides and Attractions. Freelance position.

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